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Vision and mission

The Wits 2022 vision emphasizes, inter alia, the strengthening of the research capability and research outputs of academic staff; changing the numbers and profile of the postgraduate intake and improving postgraduate success rate, as well as championing intellectual renewal within Schools and Faculties; to increase responsiveness in research directions and curricula, widening partnerships and engagement.

In line with the University’s Strategic Plan, the School’s vision is to become a leading centre for education and research in the built environment through using innovative teaching, research and engagement with industry, to address the needs of a transforming society.

Our mission is to produce quality research, deliver effective teaching and engage with industry and our stakeholders in useful ways.  We aspire to attract the best students and educate them to the highest possible standards; and to produce graduates who can achieve results through the practical application of their knowledge. Our academic programmes are supported by our research activities and they are designed to educate those who aspire to professional careers in construction project management, quantity surveying, construction management and real estate / property.

All members of staff contribute to this vision and mission to ensure that our students have a meaningful learning experience and go on to become future leaders of industry.